+ Gua Sha - Pronounced gwah-shah, originates from traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and translates to scraping or sand scraping
+ Gua Sha  - Is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) technique that involves scraping the skin with a smooth-edged tool
+ The Practice of Gua Sha - Is considered a holistic approach to skincare and well-being, addressing both the physical and energetic aspects of health from a TCM perspective
+ Bian Stone - Pronounced bee-ahn stohn, is a type of healing stone formed from a combination of various minerals and volcanic materials
+ Energetic - Can create Far Infra-Red (FIR) waves of energy
+ Mineral Boost - Contains over 40 minerals and trace elements
+ Can Create Ultrasound Pulses - In the therapeutic ultrasound range
+ Produce Negative Ions - Known to help with antioxidation.



GURU bian stone gua sha

Provenance & Sourcing

Sustainably Sourced Provenance - Shandong and Henan Provinces of China, responsible sourcing practices involve ensuring that the extraction does not harm ecosystems, local communities, or wildlife, and that the workers are treated fairly. Bian Stone is a type of stone that holds both historical and cultural significance in ancient China.

Bian Stone was formed during the Cretaceous period - Around 65 million years ago, when a meteorite impact occurred in what is now the Shandong Province of China. The intense heat and pressure generated by the impact fused together various minerals present in the surrounding rocks, forming Bian Stone. This theory is supported by the presence of minerals commonly found in meteorites, such as nickel and iron, in some specimens of Bian Stone.

unique alchemy

Multi-Use - for Face, Neck & Scalp

GURU is a multi-use Gua Sha based on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Sourced sustainably from crystallite Bian Stone that holds historical and cultural significance in ancient China where it is used for medicinal and spiritual practices. This precious stone has super smooth edges offering your skin and scalp a luxurious and efficacious experience.

+ Improved Circulation
+ Promotion of Hair Growth
+ Relief from Tension and Stress
+ Detoxification of the Scalp
+ Promotion of Scalp Health
+ Stimulation of Acupressure Points


Improved Circulation
+ Promotion of Lymph Circulation 
+ Tension Release
+ Promotion of Collagen Production
+ Enhanced Product Absorption
+ Natural Skin Glow
Stress Reduction
+ Stimulation of Acupressure Points


SCALP AND HAIR BENEFITS

SKIN BENEFITS

CRAFTED, TO UNIQUELY WORK IN SYNERGY WITH the
MULTI-USE CLEANSER ZUCI & the FACIAL REJUVENATION SERUM TANU, holistically stimulating, purifying
& energising 
your skin, scalp & hair

● HOLISTIC ● ACTIVE ● SKIN SOLUTIONS ● 

Chinese Medical Texts

Ancient Times

The use of Bian stone is mentioned in ancient Chinese medical texts - For example the “Huangdi Neijing” (Yellow Emperor’s Inner Canon) and the “Shennong Ben Cao Jing” (Shennong’s Herbal Classic). These texts describe the stone’s healing properties and its application in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) used for medicinal and spiritual practices. .

In ancient China - The Bian stone was highly regarded for its anecdotal healing properties to cure diseases, alleviate pain, and improve overall well-being. Made into pointed shapes and used for heating, massage, and what’s now known as Gua Sha, Bian stone was also used for puncturing leading to the therapy of acupuncture.

CRAFTED, TO UNIQUELY WORK IN SYNERGY WITH THE MULTI-USE CLEANSER ZUCI & THE FACIAL REJUVENATION SERUM TANU, HOLISTICALLY STIMULATING, PURIFYING
& ENERGISING
YOUR SKIN, SCALP & HAIR

$85.00 AUD (INC TAX)

The Bian Stone’s Properties

GURU Multi-Use Treatment Tool

NATURAL INTELLIGENCE

HOLISTIC RESULTS

Bian Stone is a naturally occurring composite material - Consisting of
crystallites of calcite and graphite at both micrometre scale and nanometre scale pyrite and anatase at micrometre scale.

FAR INFRARED - Vertical far infrared emittance up to 0.923 in the 8-14 μm spectral zone- Bian Stone due to its excellent thermal emission capability is capable of:
+ Channelling meridians
+ Stimulating blood activity
+ Dissipating blood stasis
+ Regulating blood circulation in human body

THERMAL EMISSION - The porosity [being full of tiny holes] is the most important factor that affects the thermal performance of the stone. The compact structure is comprised of microcrystalline calcites being identical in size, closely compacted and arranged with each other that almost no pores, cracks or fissures can be observed between crystal grains. This compact structure is one of the important factors that can enhance heat absorbing and storing capability and decrease heat dissipation in cooling of the rock.

ELECTRIC AND THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY - Graphite shows excellent electric and thermal conductivity, its thermal electric conductivity is 100 times that of ordinary non-metallic minerals. Graphite in Bian Stone occurs as fine particles of nanometer scale and is scattered in the interstices around microcrystalline calcite particles. The universal occurrence of graphite nanocrystals in Bian Stone enhance the thermal conductivity and thermal storage capability of calcite.

SEMI-CONDUCTOR - Pyrite is a paramagnetic semiconductor mineral, its electric conductivity originates from electronic center (n-type) or cavity center (p-type), since electrons captured due to heat influence tend to flow in an orientated manner to form electron flow, which result in thermo-electromotive force and lead to thermoelectricity of pyrite. Pyrite occurs as fine particles generally of micrometer scale to nanometer scale, being scattered in interstices around microcrystalline calcite particles in Bian Stone, which enhances the thermoelectric performance of calcite.

PHOTOELECTRIC - Anatase is one of the three varieties of TiO2 occurring in nature and is a semiconductor mineral. As TiO2 oxide nanomaterials are capable of absorbing infrared and microwave rays, a material with addition of TiO2 nanoparticles can effectively absorb infrared radiation and enhance the heat preserving performance of the material. TiO2 is also characterized by high photoelectric transformation efficiency, therefore, TiO2 is utilized as a photoelectric transformation material in Bian Stone.
UNDERSTANDING THE PRINCIPLES

+ Gua Sha targets energy flow and blood circulation -
 A light to medium pressure releases fascial and muscular tension and it aids in the movement of sluggish lymph fluid to tone the face. 

GUA SHA IS NOT MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE (MLD) 
+ Lymphatic Drainage - Is a different modality and technique from Gua Sha, that utilises a very light touch with the focus being on the lymph fluid and the movement of it. Pumping and light gliding strokes, in specific regions of the body/face, to encourage the drainage down towards the heart, or towards the lymphatic ducts, depending on the body area being drained.
+ Gua Sha - Applying light pressure with gliding strokes, targeting the muscles and fascia layer using friction to improve blood and fluid circulation.
+ Stimulation of Acupuncture Points - Medium pressure can be applied directly to specific acupuncture points on the scalp and face which in turn benefits the Zang-Fu organs.
+ Gentle Friction - Promotes increased blood flow to the scalp/skin, both of which are necessary for healthy and strong hair/skin.

PAIN DOWN REGULATION
+ Gua Sha is used to manage muscle pain - Neurophysiology explains that because it upregulates a specific substance (referred to as HO1) in the body that has both been shown to have anti-nociceptive (neurophysiological term for pain relief) and anti-inflammatory actions.
+ The stimulation of Circulation - Can aid decrease inflammation and boost detoxification, which can lead to a clearer complexion and promote the movement of lymph fluid.

Each Gua Sha is unique, featuring naturally occurring marbling, that may appear as pale lines or patches. This is perfectly normal and is due to the organic nature of the Bian Stone.

Reference: Xiande, Xie & Wang, Fuya & Sun, Zhenya & Lo, Pui & Kong, Kit & Xie, Nanzhu. (2012). Petrological and Mineralogical Studies of the Sibin Bian-Stone, a Material for Making Acupuncture Tools in Ancient China. 10.1007/978-3-642-27682-8_93. 

Learn how to Gua Sha with our 'How To Guides'

I really enjoy using this Gua Sha before I go to bed. It's excellent quality, feels nice to just hold with a lovely comforting warmth. I love the different textured sides to choose from, my skin looks and feels more relaxed and glowing. I highly recommend!

_ Flora

relaxing

Protect and balance your skins microbiome - Gabrielle

*THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE TGA (THERAPEUTIC GOODS ADMINISTRATION) OR THE FDA (FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION). FIFTY7KIND’S PRODUCTS ARE NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE, OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.

It is not a comb don't try use it as one! Think of it more of a scalp massage, once I got to grips with how to use it - I became obsessed! My scalp is clear of flakes (I use it with the cleanser ZUCI) my scalp and hair are so happy. Thank you Gabrielle. 

_ Heather

happy scalp and hair